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School's in for social media

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Digital skills are proving invaluable in class, especially if you need to tweet the PM.
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This topic explores ideas that are linked to progressive, innovative education, including but not limited to, the use of technology.
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Gifted and talented kids: How do you nurture a curious mind?

Gifted and talented kids: How do you nurture a curious mind? | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Five young minds share their stories of how they've pushed beyond boundaries to excel in science and maths and what support helped them get there.
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Japanese education: Why bullying in Japanese schools is especially traumatic | The Economist

Japanese education: Why bullying in Japanese schools is especially traumatic | The Economist | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
FIVE months after the tsunami that led to his family’s evacuation from Fukushima, the boy enrolled at a new school in Yokohama. His new classmates were pitiless. They called him “germ boy”. They stole his things. They punched and kicked him and threw him down the stairs; they took him to a “study” room and beat him some more.
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'Snowflake' generation rely on teachers tuition to bail them out

'Snowflake' generation rely on teachers tuition to bail them out | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Teachers are being 'bullied' into providing extra unpaid tuition periods so that they can bolster students chances of success ahead of crucial exams.
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Want to reduce workload? Then reduce work. Sorted

Want to reduce workload? Then reduce work. Sorted | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
From carts for lugging around piles of marking to gadgets for data collection, this area is rife with false economies, but the real solution is simple
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Teachers' Resignation Letters Going Viral. Maybe That's Not All Bad

Teachers' Resignation Letters Going Viral. Maybe That's Not All Bad | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Some teachers are posting their resignations online. Could those heartfelt letters effect change in the U.S. education system?
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Giving up teaching to take on a headship is senseless

Giving up teaching to take on a headship is senseless | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
If doctors can rise up the ranks and still practise medicine, then heads should teach
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We need fewer exams and more wilderness in education

We need fewer exams and more wilderness in education | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Instead of pumping time and money into exams, we should focus on wellbeing and encouraging children to connect with the natural world
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Bhutan solves the ultimate school maths problem – and the answer is 108

Bhutan solves the ultimate school maths problem – and the answer is 108 | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Oxford mathematician Marcus du Sautoy visits the mountain kingdom, which is successfully taking on the challenge of inspiring children to love maths
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Committee issues bevy of classroom-improvement recommendations

Committee issues bevy of classroom-improvement recommendations | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
The committee tasked with improving public school classroom conditions identified significant problem areas that include student attendance, data collection and reporting, student classification, assessments and PowerSchool and TIENET, the student information service that deals with individual program plans and other student adaptations.
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Is There Too Much Negativity in Teaching? via @TeacherToolkit

Is There Too Much Negativity in Teaching? via @TeacherToolkit | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Is there too much negativity in teaching? If you have lost your mojo for teaching, could be the case that it was never there in the first place?
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The $315 Billion Waste. Why Classroom Technology is Costing More Than its Worth

The $315 Billion Waste. Why Classroom Technology is Costing More Than its Worth | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
The straw that broke the camel’s back was when I was speaking to this Principal who was recently appointed in charge of a new school. I had had enough.
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'Dear School, we aren’t right for each other anymore; we’re holding each other back. It’s not me. It’s you'

'Dear School, we aren’t right for each other anymore; we’re holding each other back. It’s not me. It’s you' | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Despite sharing the same ambitions as her school, their different reasons for heading towards them and the school ethos makes her want to quit
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The hidden dangers of caring about your career too much

The hidden dangers of caring about your career too much | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
A teacher I know recently left the profession after seven years in the classroom. She was an amazing science educator, bringing project-based learning to a high-poverty school in the South Bronx. Her students loved her, her principal depended on her, and her love for her students was palpable. Why would she leave what wa
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Fear of pushy parents means teachers spend hours pointlessly 'triple marking' work, education union warns

Fear of pushy parents means teachers spend hours pointlessly 'triple marking' work, education union warns | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
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Meet Mabel Force — the military-style school program drilling kids in discipline - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Meet Mabel Force — the military-style school program drilling kids in discipline - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
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The #1 Reason for Poor Student Performance

The #1 Reason for Poor Student Performance | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Economic disparity and character development are both influenced by the underlying root of poor performance. 
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Daily chart: Competitiveness at school may not yield the best exam results | The Economist

Daily chart: Competitiveness at school may not yield the best exam results | The Economist | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
EVERY three years the OECD, a club of mostly rich countries, tests hundreds of thousands of high-school pupils across the world on maths, reading and science.
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Here are 250 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for free

Here are 250 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for free | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
The 8 Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania. All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the U.S. News and World Report 2017 national university rankings. These Ivy League schools ar
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Cognitive biases can hold learning back – here's how to beat them

Cognitive biases can hold learning back – here's how to beat them | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Biases get in the way of clear and rational thinking. But once teachers can spot them, they’re easy to overcome
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Two ways to use the STEM learning approach with your students - Using Technology Better

Two ways to use the STEM learning approach with your students - Using Technology Better | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
If you’re like most teachers and school leaders today who are considering introducing STEM or STEAM learning in your classrooms, the first thing you’re probably asking is ‘What will we buy?’ It’s hard to escape the buzz around the latest robotics tools, the new ‘invention kit’ or fancy coding platform.
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The study of novels and poetry is essential for senior secondary students

The serious dumbing down of the senior English syllabus in NSW will have significant repercussions for students, employers, writers, poets, and Australia
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The 3 biggest Twitter problems for teachers—and how to overcome them

The 3 biggest Twitter problems for teachers—and how to overcome them | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
In the digital age, teacher discomfort in using Twitter can have a direct effect on students’ digital literacy. Here are some solutions.
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To Build Computational Thinking Skills - Harness the Power of Play

To Build Computational Thinking Skills - Harness the Power of Play | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
To create a culture of iteration and experimentation while developing broader computational thinking and technology literacy skills, students and teachers need to harness the power of play.
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